An intimate knowledge of what is transpiring in a diseased ear and in a diseased nose is acquired by the study of complete histories, with otorhinoscopy, functional tests and audiograms by air and bone conduction, and by stereoroentgenograms. All of these must be repeated for follow-up observations.
Though the problems of deafness in the adult are better understood, prevention and treatment are less effective than in children. If progressive deafness is to be mastered, the periods of its inception and pre-inception will furnish the most promising grounds for research. Any deafness may become progressive in some degree, and it is not yet known when or why any deafness may presage permanent or progressive deafness. For these reasons, a study of the ears of children is desirable, and any correlation that may be established between the disease of the ear and factors heretofore thought incidental should be
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